You guys, how is it that Thanksgiving is tomorrow? As excited as I am for the holiday season, I can’t help but feel a bit perplexed that this year has passed so quickly. S and I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to kick off our Holiday shopping since he’s one of those who feel that we need to wrap-up one holiday before we enter into another. I on the other hand, listen to Christmas music year round and start talking about putting up my tree before all the autumn leaves have fully turned.
Did you know that this Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday? That’s right, you don’t need to line up outside of those large department stores at 3am on Black Friday, get some sleep, spend time with your family and wait until Saturday. This holiday season I am making the pledge, with Fendera, to support the small businesses in my community. I ask you all, as you make your lists (and check them twice), to make this pledge with me.
This Saturday, take the opportunity to head out with your sweetheart, besties, bros (or bruhs) and make a day of it. Grab some brunch, and then wander into some of your local boutiques!
Let’s all work together to keep Main Street alive. Read more about why shopping small is so important here.
Some of my favorite stores/places to shop local in Chicago are:
- Brimfield’s up in Andersonville
- Foursided in East Lakeview
- The Inkling Shop in East Lakeview
- Art Effect Boutique in Lincoln Park
- Barker & Meowsky in Lincoln Park
What are you doing to support Small Business Saturday?